Jenna Rutherford (MBACP Accred)
Canonbury Natural Health Clinic
265 Upper Street
I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred) with more than ten years post qualification experience. As such I undertake regular supervision and continue with my career and professional development.
Entering into a counselling relationship can feel daunting at first and as such it is important to take time to ensure that you find the right counsellor to work with. The therapeutic relationship is bound by a professional and ethical framework that holds client confidentiality at its core. It is this frame that allows trust to develop and the work to begin.
I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is at the very foundation of effective therapy and as such work from a person-centred approach. That said, my foundation is integrative and other theoretical approaches influence my practice. I aim to use what knowledge I have to meet your needs as effectively as I can. Prior to my counselling training I worked with children, both in school and home settings. I feel this has given me extensive insight into family dynamics, child development and intricate personnel relationships.
You, as the client can come to counseling expecting me to have all of the answers to your difficulties. My belief is that you have the answers to the difficulties in your life. My role is to walk alongside you in order to gain access to your world as openly, honestly and authentically as possible. By engaging in this unique relationship you can begin working towards change and acceptance.
In my work I listen and provide a space in which to reflect. I provide consistency during the sessions, in time and venue and continuity in my approach. I am non-judgemental, empathic and congruent. My aim is to build a trusting relationship with you, which will empower you to face difficulties in your life. This will in turn help you to live as true and authentically as possible. I will challenge misconceptions and ways of behaving non-defensively in order to assist greater insight.
I offer one on one counselling in a comfortable space in Highbury and Islington, close to local transport links.
The initial session provides an opportunity for an open discussion about the things in your life that you would like to work on in counselling, as well as a chance to find out how I work. It allows us to meet and decide if we can work together. The duration of counselling can be discussed during our initial session and reviewed regularly.
Should I not be able to help you I will assist you in finding ways to find a therapist who can.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and is on the same day and time each week. The sessions are a time in which to focus on you and the difficulties that you may be experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and have ten years post qualification experience in private practice, this can be short term or open ended work. I have worked within an N.H.S intermediate service organisation, providing time limited psychological interventions to clients with a range of difficulties. During my three year training I volunteered in several agencies, they include drug and alcohol, domestic violence and bereavement.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My fees begin at £65 per session. I do have a limited amount of availability for students and people on a low income, these places are operated on a sliding scale and can be discussed on initial contact or during the initial session.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am currently able to offer both day and evening sessions.
Types of client